Bet you can guess which two Esquire magazine franchises have been ordered as specials by NBCU’s Esquire Network. If you guessed the franchises are: women, and bars — you’re right! Women We Love is an hour-long “celebration of some of the most captivating, impressive and alluring women from entertainment, sports, pop culture and more.” And we’re guessing you’ve already figured out it’s going to coincide with the mag’s annual “Sexiest Woman Alive” issue in November in which Scarlett Johansson is, for a second time, named SWA — because Esquire is apparently running out of them. In the magazine, Johansson says, sexily, “You know, I gotta hustle…I’m a 28-year-old woman in the movie business, right? Pretty soon the roles you’re offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop.” In the cable TV special, “fascinating women who inspire us with their beauty, intelligence, style and passions” will “share their thoughts on everything that inspires and interests them, from their work to travel, fashion, humor and relationships.” Women We Love will premiere Tuesday, November 19 at 8 PM ET, produced by Wilshire Studios with Jennifer Lane serving as executive producer.
Best Bars in America, produced by Magical Elves and executive producers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, will premiere this December, featuring comedians Jay Larson and Sean Patton as they drink their way through bars featured in Esquire magazine’s annual rundown of the best bars, stopping in Milwaukee, Chicago and San Francisco, among other places.
“Both are perfect examples of how our partnership with Esquire offers the opportunity to extend some of their most popular features on air in ways that are really engaging and compelling,” said Matt Hanna, Head of Original Programming, Esquire Network.